Infrastructure

Newly open Trump tower a beacon of controversy in multicultural Vancouver

By The Canadian Press
February 19, 2017 - 7:32am

VANCOUVER — When developer Joo Kim Tiah announced in 2013 that his spiralling skyscraper project in Vancouver would bear Donald Trump's name, the main controversy was whether the glitzy luxury hotel was at odds with the city's reputation as a home of casual yoga-pants-wearing types.

Photo Credit: Makerspace/Facebook
Photo Credit: Makerspace/Facebook

Local inventors extend opportunity to kids

By Spencer Sterritt
February 18, 2017 - 7:34am Updated: February 18, 2017 - 8:48am

NANAIMO — Spring isn't yet here and around this time of year kids can find themselves bored.

Makerspace in Nanaimo wants to change that and teach youth ages five to 14 how to capitalize on technology.

Their monthly MakeTime for Kids event in Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1 until 4 p.m.

Event centres in Penticton and Prince George cost the city money every year, but both claim strong community benefits.
Event centres in Penticton and Prince George cost the city money every year, but both claim strong community benefits. SOEC/CN Centre

Events centres in B.C.: annual costs weighed against community benefits

By Dominic Abassi
February 15, 2017 - 5:29pm Updated: February 15, 2017 - 11:04pm

NANAIMO — As Nanaimo ponders its own $80 million events centre, NanaimoNewsNOW looked at how similar venues in B.C. are performing and what kind of impact they have had on their communities.

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